About

Flute – Clare-Louise Appleby
Oboe – Simon Dewhurst
Clarinet – Neil Aston
Horn – Cath Butler
Bassoon – Dot Brodie

Serenata Winds was formed in 1998 when it’s members were front of house stewards at Symphony Hall in Birmingham. On a shift one day, someone said ‘wouldn’t it be fun to form a quintet made up entirely of Symphony Hall stewards’ and here we are many many years later!

The Symphony Hall management team supported us so much in the first couple of years. We played many times front of house to entertain guest before concerts, including World leaders at the G8 summit as well as giving a Sunday afternoon recital in Symphony Hall.


The quintet have featured on BBC ‘Songs of Praise’

Play, music! And you, brides and bridegrooms all, With measure heap’d in joy, to the measures fall.

As You Like It
Wiliam Shakespeare

If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it

Twelfth Night
William Shakespeare

Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.

The Tempest
William Shakespeare